Eckstrom-Columbus Library Memories

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the Eckstrom-Columbus Library celebrated 40 years. The Library's Writer-in-Residence Marge Pellegrino led a journal-making, memory-writing workshop and guided participants through a group poem. This is the poem they wrote. Memories of Eckstrom-Columbus Library I remember my dad’s face lighting up as he came to Columbus to pick up reserves. I […]

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Salazar-Ajo Library History

The Salazar-Ajo Library, the first branch of the Pima County Public Library system, opened in 1946. The 5,000 square foot library relocated to its current location in 1996. Serving the communities of Ajo, Why, Lukeville, and communities on the Tohono O'odham Nation, the library is named after Lillie C. Salazar, who worked at the branch […]

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Flowing Wells Library History

The Flowing Wells Library opened in 2008. Although the library does not have meeting rooms within the facility, events and programs are held in the library, making it a lively environment. Staff collaborates closely with the Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center located across the street to schedule library programs and classes. The 5,000 square […]

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Southwest Library History

The Southwest Library opened its doors on September 10, 2002. Mary Barbosa was the coordinator of Tucson Unified School District’s Family Resource and Wellness Center in 1999 when she had an inspiration. She wanted to build a library for the underserved community and the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui residents in southwest Tucson. The Tucson-Pima […]

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